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J David Miller
A Dazzling, Delicious Galaxy of Stars
Photos and reviews of new local restaurants including McCormick & Schmick's (on the Plaza), Fiorella's Jack Stack ("located in the Freighthouse, which is part of the Crossroads District on the border of...
Black Mayors of St. Louis and Kansas City Tell of Efforts Spent to Bring Relief to Flood Victims
Photos and article about the 1993 flood in Kansas City and Saint Louis (both headed by their first black mayors), describing flooding damage especially in Kansas City's West Side along Southwest Boulevard....
Building for George Rushton Baking Company, Kansas City, Missouri
Photo of the building on Southwest Boulevard by Brostrom & Drotts, architects.
Creating a Bi-State Landmark
Author discusses the need for an "iconic state line landmark" that "embraces the metropolis' bistate history" and ties the region together. He suggests Southwest Boulevard as a possibility for this and...
Interest Revived in Kansas Designer's Long-Lost War Memorial Arch
Photos and article about the Rosedale Arch, "restored and rededicated after nearly three decades of neglect and obscurity atop a Rosedale [part of Kansas City, Kansas] hill commanding a dramatic view of...
Kansas City Area Pushes Postflood Clean-Up
Map highlighting industrial areas recovering from flood and fire damage with descriptions of companies affected.
Recollections about streets on the "levee," in about 1858, including the following: Grand Avenue (then called Market Street), Delaware Street, 12th Street, Walnut Street, Southwest Boulevard (then called...
Major League City: Major League Baseball's Inauspicious Start in K. C.
Article about "the Kansas City Unions, Kansas City's first professional sports team," one of the "34 so-called major league baseball franchises in America" in the 1880s besides the National League. Organized...
Making a Difference
Section of the article describing the Southwest Boulevard Family Health Clinic and its founder, Dr. Sharon Lee, designed to "provide health care services to all, including people who are underserved,"...
New Plant for Evans-Smith Drug Company
October 5, 1920
Announces construction of the new plant of the Evans-Smith Drug Company to be located at the corner of 26th and Southwest Boulevard. Includes information on the size and specifications of the building...
Restaurant Reviews: Guadalajara Café and Ponak's
Photos and reviews of the Guadalajara Café (at 1144 West 103rd Street) and Ponak's (2856 Southwest Boulevard).
Sister of Mercy on Southwest Boulevard
Photos and biographical article about Dr. Sharon Lee, a 50-year-old physician at the Family Health Care Clinic at 7th Street and Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas, for "more than a decade" serving...
Article describes the project to transform a former auto shop at 122 Southwest Boulevard into the Crossroads branch of Missouri Bank & Trust.
The Art of It All
Photos and article about public art and artists of Kansas City, including the Avenue of the Arts, sculptures at the Poindexter Garage, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Johnson County Community College,...
The Kansas City Architectural Heritage
Photos and biographical article about Ernest Brostrom, architect of two notable buildings in Kansas City, the Rushton Baking Company building at 814 Southwest Boulevard (Kansas City, Kansas) and the Jensen-Salsbery...
A reflection on Kansas City's "boozy past," especially liquor stores and saloons in the West Bottoms, and a "tour" of present-day distilleries and pubs in the Kansas City area. Includes a color picture...
Word of Mouth: Cruisin' Down the Boulevard
Photo and review of several Mexican restaurants on "Southwest Boulevard, in the 2.3 mile stretch between long-time favorite Manny's on the east and Sol Azteca on the west end near Rainbow" Boulevard.
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